Microsoft’s Tellme — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

Welcome to another episode of Thoughtpick’s series of articles: Apps Using SM Brilliantly. We will again be looking into examples of tricks and methods that online games and applications are using to make the most of social media. In other words, what is making those apps as “spreadable” and “viral” as they are.

Today’s application is: Tellme.

The Application:

Microsoft's Tellme

Microsoft's Tellme

With a 24 Alexa traffic rank, Tellme combines the passion of people, the innovation of the Internet, the potential of voice technologies, the unprecedented transformation of the phone, plus a few new ideas.

The application allows you to say what you want, and hear or see the results. Then, connect or transact to act on the information.

Tellme can be used for consumers, businesses and developers.

What They Did:

On the Microsoft Tellme cloud platform, businesses, developers and consumers all benefit from a network effect: Just like a search engine, it gets better as more people use it!

Cloud advantages:

  • Lower total cost of ownership
  • Zero CapEx
  • Lower development costs
  • Faster time to deployment
  • Lower ongoing maintenance costs
  • More accurate pricing based on actual usage
  • No forced upgrade schedules
  • Increased scalability for spikes in call volume

To wrap up: What do you think of Tellme? Do you like how it is utilizing social media? What could it be missing?

Looking forward to your feedback down below…

Comments and Reactions

  • Amer Kawar

    Doesn’t Google have this feature in Android since more than a year and a half? Wasn’t the special thing about it that it does the same as in Google Translate, and leverage the power of users’ feedback?

  • Beiruta

    I don’t have an Android so I don’t know :)

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